Clashes after Israel Closes Palestinian School in Nablus (VIDEOS)

Clashes broke out in the occupied West Bank after Israeli forces ordered the closure of a Palestinian school near Nablus. (Photo: via Twitter)

Dozens of Palestinians participated in a protest against an Israeli army order to close a Palestinian high school in the al-Lubban village south of the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Monday, forcing the Israeli army to back down on the decision.

Local sources told Ma’an that Palestinian families and officials participated in a protest against the closure of the al-Sawiya school, seemed to have forced the Israeli army to back down on its earlier decision.

The Israeli army was to close the al-Sawiya high school, located on the Ramallah-Nablus road, under the pretext that students threw stones at Israeli soldiers nearby.

Israeli forces sealed off roads leading to the high school, in an attempt to prevent students from reaching it.

Meanwhile, as Palestinians began to peacefully protest the closure, Israeli forces attacked protesters and students at the school, causing clashes to break out.

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

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